Page 30 - Party Pandemonium

15th Oct 2011, 6:00 AM in Friendship is Magic, Part 1
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Party Pandemonium
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Newbiespud 15th Oct 2011, 6:00 AM edit delete
Every 10th comic is extra long. Sometimes it's double-length, sometimes it's triple-length. The end result doesn't matter; the point is that size restrictions are thrown out.

Unfortunately, the effort that goes into making a comic increases exponentially with the size. Lesson learned.

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Cony 15th Oct 2011, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
And Derpy makes her apperance :D
Moabite 15th Oct 2011, 8:32 AM edit delete reply
The DM isn't very good at painting miniatures and messed up the eyes.
MintJelly 16th Oct 2011, 1:45 AM edit delete reply

Moabite.. you are my new internet hero.

Love you included the Derpy screen!
Izandai 15th Oct 2011, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
D&D Pinkie is just as awesome as normal Pinkie. *applauds the comics*
AstroTrain 15th Oct 2011, 6:34 AM edit delete reply
Never trust the bard.
hrwilliams 15th Oct 2011, 6:35 AM edit delete reply
I appreciate that you try to do something special every now and then. Why 10 days? Don't people usually do it every 7 days for the "Sunday" comics? Just curious. :)

I love the Mary Suedom on this page.
TArragon 15th Oct 2011, 6:47 AM edit delete reply
It's 10th comic, not 10th day. So it will be about every 3rd week.
Harashaw 15th Oct 2011, 1:06 PM edit delete reply
What Suedom?
Derpmind 15th Oct 2011, 8:57 AM edit delete reply
Panels 6 and 7. I can't stop my eyes from going back and forth whenever I look at them. It's... impressive? Freaky? It's impressively freaky.
kriss1989 15th Oct 2011, 9:59 AM kriss1989 edit delete reply
The Bard-ocolyps is upon them.
Azureink 15th Oct 2011, 11:17 AM EveryPONY edit delete reply
I wonder if the "everyone in Ponyville" and "everyone in town" lines in panels 4-5 was intentionally "one" instead of "pony"... when Pinkie refers to everypony or nopony every other time.

It just sticks out.
Colin 13th Oct 2013, 12:35 AM Everypony edit delete reply
Spike. Donkeys, mules. Angel Bunny.
Bronymous 15th Oct 2011, 1:31 PM edit delete reply
Im surprised you got this much traffic today, what with having to compete with Youtube now that the new episode is up.
SirCinnamon 15th Oct 2011, 1:50 PM edit delete reply
Hot sauce: Damge = 1d4 -2
darthmiho 15th Oct 2011, 2:19 PM edit delete reply
In my experience (with 3.5 mostly mind you) bards when played and built to a mechanical prime do two things better than everyone else:

1.) Long Term Party Buffing
2.) Fear Effects.
ShikomeKidoMi 15th Oct 2011, 9:50 PM edit delete reply
Long term buffing, yes.
Fear effects, I hadn't tried that... Hm, maybe I should have made that Nightmare-Spinner/DreadWitch a bard instead of a sorcerer? That was a fun build. Especially once I got the power to affect fear immune monsters. Now I need to check comparative spell lists.
leafia6 15th Oct 2011, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
If Over a Barrel is any indication, Pinkie Pie is NOT a good bard.
Chris 15th Oct 2011, 3:51 PM edit delete reply
Well, that episode isn't for a while. By the time they get to Appleoosa, surely the characters will have leveled a few times?

I'm not sure what sort of song options Bards in 4e can get as they level, but it could be she just got confused and did her 'inspire rage' song by accident...
Guest 15th Oct 2011, 4:59 PM edit delete reply
"...super good with Streetwise and Diplomacy as long as I'm in Ponyville."

Suddenly, Appleoosa makes perfect sense. No bonuses + possible low rolls = inciting a war.
Limey Lassen 15th Oct 2011, 6:20 PM edit delete reply
Right! It didn't work on the dragon either.

So, the whole diplomacy gambit may end up being kind of a wash. On the other hand, she's a total boss at buffs.

And debuffs! Griffons anyone?
kriss1989 15th Oct 2011, 5:02 PM kriss1989 edit delete reply
Doesn't work that way. 4E Bards are basically de-buffers and slide allies and enemies around, making them tactical masters.

My guess is "Roll Diplomacy." *Nat 1*
kriss1989 15th Oct 2011, 5:03 PM kriss1989 edit delete reply
Ack! Ninja'd! My previous post was aimed at my fellwo Chris, not the guest.
pediamonkey 16th Oct 2011, 4:06 PM edit delete reply
Will you please keep a list of all of the characters stats as they level up Newbiespud; also I love these types of comics yet I had no idea one was made about MLP:FIM until after I saw Ep. 3 of season 2, so thank you.
RHJunior 16th Oct 2011, 10:04 PM edit delete reply
The interesting thing is that bards, IRL, were originally historians and loremasters... to the point that in the Celtic culture all their history, folklore, and cultural knowledge was passed on by bardic tradition, rather than being written down (much of the oldest celtic history and mythology was just flat out lost, because the spread of Christendom resulted in the abandoning of Bardic tradition. The only reason we know as much as we do about the Celts is that a few converts made a grievous break of tradition and *wrote what they knew down.*) A bard was literally a human library.....
Angus 17th Oct 2011, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
I like going crazy with characters, and the Bard is easily one of the most fun to do that with. It's important to consider your characterization carefully if you go with a nonstandard personality, though, in order to seem more interesting and less plain obnoxious.
watergod 17th Oct 2011, 11:20 AM cant read edit delete reply
Sorry to impose, but my screen can't process this image properly, can I get a read out?

(pinky: (words)
Twilight: (words))
Ekevoo 17th Oct 2011, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
I take it you need voice synthesizers to read the comics? Or is it some esoteric browser with image auto-resizing?

DM: It appears as though the entire town of Ponyville has gathered in the library. And at the center of the commotion is a pink pony you recognize.
Pinkie: Meeeee! It's me!

Twilight: What the heck is all this?!
Pinkie: It's a surprise welcome party, silly! Weren't you surprised?

Twilight: Well, yes, but… Why…? Ugh, I need a drink!
DM: In-character or out-of-character?
Twilight: BOTH!

Pinkie: I saw you on the street and realized I didn't know you, even though I know everyone in Ponyville! So I HAD to throw a welcome party for you and invite everyone in town!

Pinkie: It's all part of my special talent! Everypony knows I'm super-duper awesome at throwing parties, which means I'm super good at Streetwise and Diplomacy as long as I'm in Ponyville!

Rainbow: Your special talent is THROWING PARTIES??
Pinkie: Abso-butely-lutely!
Rarity: <sigh> Hand me that character sheet, will you please?

Rarity: Pinkie Pie… Earth-Pony… Unaligned Bard. I see.
Applejack: Am I sensin' some emnity in yer tone?
Rarity: Forgive me, it's just… a disturbing pattern I've come to recognize. "Oh look, the wandering minstrel. Let's make a totally strange character out of it. No one has ever done THAT before." Simply put, the bard class is a player's license to go completely crazy.

Pinkie: Don't worry, my bard is COMPLETELY different! For one thing, she's totally not a performer at all… though she can perform if she wants to. Pinkie Pie's more about dealing with party guests, streamers, food, drinks, and all that fun stuff!

Pinkie: Although being a pony kinda complicates the drinks. The normal stuff won't work if nopony can get drunk!
DM: I'm pretty sure that's not…
Pinkie: So what else would there be…? Juice? Punch? Hot sauce? Ooh yeah, hot sauce! I'd totally put hot sauce on the table!

Twilight: Wait. WHAT is my character drinking?!


Azureink 17th Oct 2011, 3:26 PM edit delete reply
That last part was Twilight choking a bit, and then her mane bursting/turning into flames (like the pokemon ponyta/rapidash) with steam coming out of her ears, and then her running away (assuredly to drink some water somewhere).
Watergod 23rd Oct 2011, 6:40 AM @ekevoo & Azureink edit delete reply
Damn resizing making everything fuzzy, thks tho
xuincherguixe 18th Oct 2011, 4:04 AM edit delete reply
Interesting comic.

Pinkie Pie is my favorite pony, to a large extent because she is the sort of character I tend to play in roleplaying games. So Pinkie Pie as an adventurer holds an appeal to me.

... And yeah. I can cause a lot of problems in games too. How did you guess?

Still, Pinkie Pie strikes me as having a lot of ideal traits for an Adventurer. Loyal, courageous, entertaining, fun, and a little crazy.

Pinkie player seems to have the right idea in taking a social focus in a game with a strong social emphasis. If it was 3.5, I'd say that Bard is the perfect class for her. Fair amount of skill points and a dash of arcane magic. It's a class that's ideal for creative problem solving. Not only that, but Pinkie Pie isn't so much about parties as raising peoples spirits (hence the balloons). She's not a *drumroll* One Trick Pony like that.

And while the mayhem and absurdity she creates can certainly be distracting, I see her more in the serving up cupcakes of +2 strength role than the throwing of -2 constitution pies.
noname 18th Oct 2011, 5:50 AM The Murphy's law edit delete reply
Is this comic going to be late again? :C Or even does not going to be published?! D: It's already 12:06 AM, the 18th of October, Tuesday, and there's still no comic! That's terrifying!!!
Newbiespud 18th Oct 2011, 1:07 PM edit delete reply
Remember your time zones. Your comment was left about 10 minutes before the new comic went up.
noname 19th Oct 2011, 12:27 AM Facepalm edit delete reply
Yeah! I forgot that my time zone is GMT+8, so I substracted just only 8 hours instead of 16. And yes, my watch displays wrong time. Sorry.
Xuncu 19th Oct 2011, 9:30 PM edit delete reply
Sorry, Twilight Sparkle: You had failed your Spot check.
noname 20th Oct 2011, 3:32 AM Slowpoke! edit delete reply
Tooooooooooooooooooo late.
Guest 10th Jan 2012, 7:59 PM edit delete reply
Congratulations! Your Twilight Sparkle has evolved into Rapidash!

Twilight Sparkle has fainted.
Nyerguds 28th Nov 2013, 7:04 AM edit delete reply
Unaligned? She seems pretty chaotic to me :p
TippyToe Zombie 26th Aug 2015, 8:04 AM License to go completely crazy edit delete reply
I use every character I make as a license to go completely crazy. My bard character is way more tame than my Warlock!